|Danielle de Niese: A flirtatious aria - TED.com|
Can opera be ever-so-slightly sexy? The glorious soprano Danielle de Niese shows how, singing the flirty "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss." Which, translated, means, as you might guess: "I kiss so hot." From Giuditta by Frans Lehár; accompanist: Ingrid Surgenor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; sex; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Christopher Ryan: Are we designed to be sexual omnivores? - TED.com|
An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in sexually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature, in hopes that a more nuanced understanding may put an end to discrimination, shame and the kind of unrealistic expectations that kill relationships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; relationships; sex; TED2013; 2013
|Diane Kelly: What we didn’t know about penis anatomy - TED.com|
We’re not done with anatomy. We know a tremendous amount about genomics, proteomics and cell biology, but as Diane Kelly makes clear at TEDMED, there are basic facts about the human body we’re still learning. Case in point: How does the mammalian erection work?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; science; sex; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning - TED.com|
Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; animals; biology; sex; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
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|Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality - TED.com|
“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms," says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Middle East; sex; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage - TED.com|
In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actre
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmericanRiviera; TED; Talks; culture; humor; love; relationships; sex; 2011
|Sex needs a new metaphor. Heres one... - TED.com|
For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball -- scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, he suggests a new metaphor, one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment. Let's talk about … pizza.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; food; sex; TED2012; 2012
|Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story - TED.com|
Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes -- and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; botany; environment; life; sex; TED2010; 2010
|Andy Hobsbawm says: Do the green thing - TED.com|
Andy Hobsbawm shares a fresh ad campaign about going green -- and some of the fringe benefits.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; climate change; design; entertainment; global issues; humor; media; sex; TED2008; 2008
|Keith Bellows on the camel's hump - TED.com|
Keith Bellows gleefully outlines the engineering marvels of the camel, a vital creature he calls "the SUV of the desert." Though he couldn't bring a live camel to TED, he gets his camera crew as close as humanly possible to a one-ton beast in full rut.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; animals; energy; entertainment; global issues; sex; transportation; 2002
|Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers - TED.com|
In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants -- over a quarter million species -- have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing 'landing-strips' to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon London Spring 2011; TED; Talks; biology; botany; environment; life; science; sex; 2011
|Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby? - TED.com|
Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; animals; biology; children; film; plastic; science; sex; 2010
|Julia Sweeney has "The Talk" - TED.com|
Despite her best efforts, comedian Julia Sweeney is forced to tell a little white lie when her 8-year-old begins learning about frog reproduction -- and starts to ask some very smart questio
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; comedy; humor; relationships; sex; TED2010; 2010
|Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV -- let's get rational - TED.com|
Armed with bracing logic, wit and her public-health nerd glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today's political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations -- from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia -- demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive measures that could stall the spread of this devastating disease.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; global issues; health; health care; sex; TED2010; 2010
|Yves Behar on designing objects that tell stories - TED.com|
Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots to discuss some of the iconic objects he's created (the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset). Then he turns to the witty, surprising, elegant objects he's working on now -- including the "$100 laptop."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; One Laptop Per Child; business; computers; creativity; design; sex; society; 2008
|Dan Dennett: Cute, sexy, sweet, funny - TED.com|
Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn't expect, as he shares evolution's counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things (plus a new theory from Matthew Hurley on why jokes are funny).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; animals; biology; children; comedy; evolution; food; humanity; humor; primates; sex; 2009
|Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy - TED.com|
What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to capture its “loneliness, longevity, grim thrill” -- that is, says Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation she scours pages from literature to show how jealousy is not so different from a quest for knowledge.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; culture; literature; love; relationships; sex; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys? - TED.com|
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons -- and challenges the TED community to think about solutions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; education; gaming; gender; sex; 2011
|Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship - TED.com|
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligen
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; love; relationships; sex; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life - TED.com|
One afternoon, Kees Moeliker got a research opportunity few ornithologists would wish for: A flying duck slammed into his glass office building, died, and then … what happened next would change his life. [Note: Contains graphic images and descriptions of sexual behavior in animals.]
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; birds; humor; science; sex; TED2013; 2013
|Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery - TED.com|
Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; Asia; Slavery; children; global issues; poverty; sex; trafficking; women; 2009
|Let's talk parenting taboos: Rufus Griscom + Alisa Volkman - TED.com|
Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit -- and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and nonparents alike.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; children; communication; culture; education; entertainment; sex; web; 2010
|Mary Roach: 10 things you didn't know about orgasm - TED.com|
"Bonk" author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; book; culture; history; humor; science; sex; writing; 2009
|LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda - TED.com|
In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at TEDxGrandRapids.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; humor; inequality; love; politics; relationships; sex; social change; tedx; TEDxGrandRapids; 2012
|Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat - TED.com|
Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; antidepressants; cognitive science; culture; evolution; gender; love; psychology; relationships; science; sex; women; 2006